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How to buy Cosmos in Japan
Is ATOM a good investment in Japan?
Cosmos, which is introduced as "Blockchain Internet", tries to bring different blockchains together in one unit and from the very beginning solve several main problems that plague this technology. ATOM is the core cryptocurrency on top of the Cosmos platform, which is designed to facilitate communication, scaling and collaboration between independent blockchains. The projects launched in the Cosmos network allow the exchange of their tokens as well.
In addition, Cosmos presents itself as a set of tools, with its modular and adaptable features, available to developers who are ready to start working on the decentralization of the Internet and related financial infrastructure. In other words, Cosmos, known by its founding team as the Internet of Blockchain, aims to create a cryptographic network united by open-source tools to simplify transactions between them. It is this focus on customization and interoperability that sets Cosmos apart from other projects.
What is Cosmos ?
The native staking token for Cosmos platform is called ATOM. This currency forms the foundation of the token economy of the Cosmos network. The ATOM symbol is widely and commonly used on exchanges in order to address the Cosmos currency. You can easily find information about this cryptocurrency by searching its symbol, ATOM.
Is Cosmos legal to buy in Japan
Yes. In Japan, cryptocurrency is considered legal and regulated under the Payment Services
Act, which was enacted in April 2017. The Act defines cryptocurrency as a form of property and
also recognizes cryptocurrency as a form of asset and allows individuals to buy, sell, and hold
cryptocurrency as a means of payment. In addition, cryptocurrency exchanges operating in
Japan are subject to government regulation and must comply with anti-money laundering act
(AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations.
Is Cosmos taxed in Japan
Yes. According to the official Tax Answer No.1500 released by the Japanese National Tax
Agency (NTA), cryptocurrency is taxed in Japan as a form of property and profits obtained from
cryptocurrency trading will be treated as "miscellaneous income"(or zatsu-shotoku in
Japanese). This means that gains from selling cryptocurrencies will be taxed in a similar manner
to other sources of income, such as employment income. Individuals who trade
cryptocurrencies are subject to taxation on any capital gains they attain from selling their
cryptocurrency holdings. As per the Japanese Income Tax Law for Virtual Currencies, gains
from the sale of cryptocurrency are considered taxable income and may be subject to both
individual income tax and resident tax. In accordance with the two Tax Laws mentioned, the tax
rate for individuals can range from 5% to 55% depending on the amount of the gain, while the
resident tax rate is 10.21%.
After you've bought Cosmos in Japan
ATOM has three main use cases: A spam-prevention system, a voting system for governance, and staking. Users can “stake” their ATOMs (lock them up in a smart contract for a period of time) to earn rewards. “Staking” is similar to investing money earning a return on investment. The process is similar to depositing cash into a bank account to generate interest over time. Stakers earn the rewards for their work securing the network.
Who can buy Cosmos in Japan
Anyone. It is worth noting that there is no specific requirement for citizenship or residency in
Japan for purchasing digital assets, so foreign individuals can also buy cryptocurrency in the
country. In order to buy cryptocurrency in Japan, it is advised to research and choose a
reputable cryptocurrency exchange that operates in Japan and supports the cryptocurrency you
want to purchase. For this matter, our exchange is legal, safe, and supports a wide range of any
desired cryptocurrency while providing you with various payment options to choose from like
Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, debit card, bank transfer, and PayPal. Plus, we charge no
exchange fees for these secure transaction services.
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Frequently asked questions
The value of Cosmos is impacted by numerous factors. One of which is that it was generated with a fixed supply, similar to many cryptocurrencies. In this regard, it won't experience inflation and its price hikes could result from its scarcity. Also, all payment processes, transaction fees, rewards, etc. are paid through this digital currency. This has caused a great demand for ATOM digital currency. This demand, in turn, has caused its price to experience a good growth. In such a way that this currency has experienced a growth of 528% in the last two years.
Yes. According to the Virtual Currency Tax Guideline pamphlet by the Japanese National Tax
Agency (NTA), in Japan, using cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services is subject to
consumption tax (消費税). This tax is imposed on the value of the goods or services being
purchased, and the rate varies depending on the type of goods or services. For example, the
standard rate for most goods and services is 8%. This means that if you purchase an item for
100,000 yen and pay with cryptocurrency, you will be required to pay an additional 8,000 yen in
consumption tax. It's important to note that the seller is responsible for collecting and remitting
the consumption tax to the government, but as a buyer, it's good to be aware of this tax
According to the official Tax Answer No.1500 in Japan, there are currently no tax-free
cryptocurrency transactions. All cryptocurrency transactions, including buying, selling, and using
cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services, are subject to either capital gains tax or
consumption tax, or both. The Japanese National Tax Agency considers cryptocurrency to be a
form of property, and as such, any gains from selling cryptocurrency are taxed as capital gains.
Additionally, using cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services is subject to consumption tax.
It's important to consult with a tax professional for more information on specific tax obligations
and to ensure compliance with Japan's tax laws.
You are able to purchase the minimum order size of $10 in order to buy ATOM on our exchange. Additionally, you can choose from a number of payment methods that our exchange offers to finalize your purchase transaction. Then, on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets, the attained ATOM units will be visible.
It's difficult to estimate the exact number of people in Japan who own crypto assets, but it was
estimated by some sources that in Japan, about 4.0%, which would be around 5 million of its
population, owned some form of cryptocurrency. However, these numbers can change rapidly
due to frequent movements in the crypto market.
After buying ATOM digital currency, you must transfer it to a wallet in order to keep it safe and secure. Cryptocurrency wallets are mainly divided into the two categories of hardware and software wallets. Hardware crypto wallets are the most secure, but software wallets usually have more features and a better user interface. Our exchange offers you a personal online wallet, which, because it can quickly connect to a wide range of trading options, greatly simplifies your trading of ATOM cryptocurrency.